About GHRO Team GHRO

GHRO has built a highly motivated and knowledgeable HR team of professionals. They're stars of their industry. The type of HR pros you'd love to hire but can't quite afford on a full-time basis.

Together we offer a fast and easy solution to all your HR needs.

The GHRO Team:

Nichole DeGidio, SPHR

Vice President of Operations

Ms. DeGidio is a seasoned professional with over 12 years of progressive Human Resources (HR) experience in the areas of manufacturing, logistics, non-profit and government. She has earned a reputation for increasing the credibility and effectiveness of the HR Management function by being committed to excellence in the delivery of quality customer service. Her strong management and communication skills make her a highly respected and trusted advisor, trainer, mentor, consultant, and leader in HR business partnerships.

Currently Nichole has taken the helm as GHRO’s Principal Consultant, providing guidance, support and performs as a trusted advisor to GHRO’s clients, employees, and management team. Some career accomplishments include:

  • Created and implemented effective Human Resource departments for two start-up companies, developed strategies and policies to align Human Resource functions with corporate strategic plans and goals.
  • Designed, implemented and currently manage the National Talent Acquisition program for GHRO. Outcomes include, hiring over 400 employees per year; reducing staff turnover by 30%; a cost savings over $657k; reducing staff vacancies by 36%; impacting staff overtime costs by $500k.
  • Designed and facilitated management training programs for customers including strategic planning, change, conflict, communication, stress, taking responsibility and more.
  • Coached and developed Executives and Managers in the challenges of team building, conflict resolution and leadership to enhance organizational and personal effectiveness.
  • Received her Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) designation.

Nichole earned her Bachelors Degree from California State University, Fullerton and continues to stay current in the HR field by being involved in the following professional associations: • Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) • National Human Resources Association (NHRA) • American Association of Senior Executives (AASE) • Client Advocacy Network (CAN) • World at Work

Nichole currently resides in the Lake Matthews community of Riverside, California with her husband and two young daughters and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and jogging.

Tinamarie Gallagher

Regional Human Resources Manager


Tinamarie is the Regional Human Resources Manager providing support to GHRO customers on the East Coast. Tinamarie comes to GHRO with over 20 years of Human Resource experience in the areas of Employee Relations, Benefits, Recruitment and Training. She has led human resources teams in several industries including the medical transportation and most recently the telecommunications field. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. Tinamarie is a Member of the National and Local Society of Human Resource Management.

Tinamarie currently resides in Southern New Jersey where she enjoys spending time with her children, family and friends

Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards

Corporate Director of Marketing and Communications

Julie is responsible for all corporate communications and identity for GHRO as well as the design of communications programs and standards for various GHRO clients.

Julie comes to GHRO with a diversified background in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations and we're thankful she has decided to join our team! Julie's career was last tenured working as an independent marketing consultant. In this capacity Julie was able to create marketing plans, media plans, website development evaluations and developer analysis, government access channel programming development plans, event consultation and on-site event execution for a variety of clients.

Previously to owning her own consulting firm, Julie worked as the Advertising/Marketing Director for 10 years with famed marine-life artist Wyland. In her role with the Wyland team, Julie had many opportunities that led her to celebrity coordination, scuba diving excursions and lots of glamorous sounding events that at the end of the day are just another job (someone has to do them). Before working for Wyland, Julie was with the Orange County Register newspaper in Orange County California for five years in their Marketing department with stints at advertising agencies prior to that.

Ms. Edwards received her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Secondary Education and History from Principia College in Elsah, IL. Julie also enjoys kayaking, golf, traveling, scuba diving, fine dining and spending time with her family and animals.

Kunal Vibhaker

Kunal Vibhaker

Chief Financial Officer

Kunal oversees and directs all significant aspects 1st Flagship financial, accounting, treasury, risk management and financial compliance operations. He has management oversight and responsibility for all financial functions and oversees all revenues, costs, capital expenditures, investments and debt.

He also participates in the front-end of the business activities as required to support optimum proposal development by preparing cost/pricing/profit proposal volumes for submission to government clients. Kunal additionally ensures compliance with government regulation and verifying direct and indirect-costs and pools, submission of provisional billing rate and incurred cost reporting on a yearly basis.

Prior to working at 1st Flagship, Kunal was a Senior Financial Analyst at Raytheon. His duties for various international programs included: maintaining program work breakdown structure and charge numbers, monitoring budgets, research and investigate data discrepancies, and he provided data validation reports. Kunal was also involved in planning budget baselines and stats using performance, collecting data for pricing bid and proposal work, earned value (EVMS) and estimate to complete (EAC) reporting. Other major responsibilities included preparing annual operating plan, five-year plan, and monthly program reviews for various contracts for executive management. Prior to Raytheon, he worked at Unisys and Merrill Lynch in various finance and accounting roles.

Mr. Vibhaker earned his Bachelor of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Finance and is currently pursuing his MBA at University of California, Irvine.

Kunal enjoys a variety of interests, outdoor activities, traveling and participating and watching various sporting events.

Joanna Segelson

Joanna Segelson


Joanna is a Recruiter supporting Career Systems Development (CSD) with their Talent Acquisition. CSD is a management services company assisting at-risk youth in their quest to learn a vocation and to obtain either a GED or high school diploma. Joanna is responsible for the sourcing, screening, interviewing, and testing of job applicants prior to presenting them to hiring managers at CSD Job Corps centers.

Joanna has been with Global since April of 2004 as the Human Resources Assistant, and later moved into the role of Recruiter/Human Resources Generalist.

Joanna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine and later obtained her Human Resources Management Certificate through UCI's Extension Program.

Joanna likes to stay very involved in theatre arts in her spare time in the capacity of a patron, participant, teacher, and mentor. Additionally, Joanna is an accomplished dancer and enjoys attending dance workshops and lives in Mission Viejo with her husband Josh.

Ellen Bartell

Ellen Bartell

Regional HR Manager

Ellen Bartell is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of progressive Human Resources (HR) experience in the manufacturing, financial, government and services industries. She is currently providing guidance, support and direction to GHRO’s clients, employees and management teams.

One of Ellen’s most valuable assets is her ability to balance the financial needs of a company or organization, while simultaneously ensuring employees feel valued, heard and understood. A solid team player and natural problem-solver, Ellen relies on her organizational and communication skills to transform HR challenges into HR opportunities

Ellen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Business from UCLA and continues to stay current in the HR field by active membership in two primary professional associations: Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), Society of Human Resources Association (SHRM).

Ellen resides in Irvine, CA and spends her free time traveling with her significant other Jack, raising two teenagers, and annually organizing a team of 50 cyclists who ride 100 miles to raise money for the National MS Society.

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